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VPM Daily Newscast: June 26, 2024

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VPM Daily Newscast

The VPM Daily Newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before.

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of June 26, 2024:   

Virginia works toward meeting federal PFAS standards by 2029

Reported by VPM News’ Patrick Larsen

A bill originally sponsored by Del. Ellen Campbell would have set state drinking water treatment regulations, but was left behind during this year’s General Assembly session due to a lack of funding.

“I believe that wherever we look, we will find contaminants in our water systems, which is a major issue that needs to be rectified,” Campbell wrote in a statement to the state water commission.

5 Richmond mayoral candidates address range of issues at forum 

Reported by VPM News’ Keyris Manzanares

Nearly an hour of the event focused on questions around education and how the candidates planned to work efficiently and effectively with the Richmond Public School Board.

The next mayoral forum will take place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Dogwood Middle School. Each of the candidates plan to attend the forum, which will be moderated by 2nd District Councilor Katherine Jordan.

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